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Quick & easy are only out shadowed by the heavenly flavors of this juicy Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin. The spice blend is simple yet delivers bold balanced flavor.

Equal parts salt, granulated garlic, dried oregano & thyme, ground cumin & coriander are rubbed into the pork tenderloin. Just a few ingredients deliver maximum flavor in this recipe.

The Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin is seared on all sides in a hot cast-iron or oven-proof skillet, then finished in the oven for another 5 minutes or so. As with all meat you’re roasting, searing, or grilling – allow it to rest before slicing. That’s it. So simple and ready to be served in less than 30 minutes.

This spice blend delivers a beautifully seasoned savory pork tenderloin, but not spicy hot. I like to serve Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin over a bed of arugula & herbs, a touch of lemon zest and our favorite Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.

This dish is a great no-fuss weeknight meal, could easily be served for Sunday dinner, but honestly I love it best the next day. The pork remains juicy and the flavors are just as bold and wonderful, making it a great meal-prep lunch box option. We’ve also used this same spice blend on chicken thighs and whole roast chicken. Winner winner!

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Libby with Lemony Thyme
This spice blend delivers a beautifully seasoned savory pork tenderloin, but not spicy hot. I like to serve Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin over a bed of arugula & herbs, a touch of lemon zest and our favorite Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

For Arugula & Herb Salad

  • 6 cups baby arugula (about 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup fresh herb leaves (such as parsley, basil, cilantro, dill)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup Fresh Herb Vinaigrette Recipe link in post

Instructions
 

For Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

  • Preheat oven to 450° F. Combine the seasonings and rub liberally into pork tenderloin, coating all sides. Heat olive oil in a cast-iron or oven-proof skillet over high heat, sear pork tenderloin on all sides until nicely browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to oven and roast until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145° F, about 5 minutes. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before thinly slicing.

For Arugula & Herb Salad

  • On a serving platter or large salad bowl, make a bed of fresh arugula and herbs, then sprinkle with lemon zest. Place thinly sliced pork tenderloin on top and spoon fresh herb vinaigrette over pork and greens.

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